Rethinking Business Immigration: The Rise of Innovation Visas

October 27th 2020 – Start-up Visas for Innovators Since their inception in the 1980’s, business immigration programs have been characterized by the concept of passive investment, i.e. individuals being allowed to acquire permanent or temporary residency in exchange of an…

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Canada Startup Visa: How the courts decided SUV cases

August 26, 2020 – In April 2013, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) adopted rules to manage business immigration applications under the Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) category. At first a pilot project, SUV became a permanent federal immigration program in 2018….

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Start-Up Visa and Work Permit: the essential applicant

July 31, 2020 – Start-up Visa’s applicants are eligible to obtain a temporary work permit during the processing of their permanent resident application.  It is a requirement for applicants requesting a work permit to be qualified as “essential” and be needed in…

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Canada Start-up Visa: the immigration intent at the center of IRCC decisions

July 22, 2020 – The Canadian federal court dismissed another judicial review application by a start-up visa entrepreneur in the case Truong v. Canada (IMM-5162-19). Ms. Truong, a Vietnamese citizen with a bachelor degree in marketing and management, had acquired…

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Canada Startup Visa: Peer Review

July 21, 2020 – The immigration officer in charge of deciding on a startup visa application has the discretion to call for a peer review, i.e. a panel formed by members who have the expertise to assess the application, business…

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Canadian Immigration: Start-Up Visa and Work Permit

June 8, 2020 – After receiving a commitment certificate and a letter of support from a designated organization (business incubators, venture capital funds or angel investor groups), the foreign entrepreneur can apply for a 12-month work permit.  This work permit…

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The growing popularity of the Start-Up Visa Program and Business Incubators

June 5, 2020 – Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created the Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) in in April 2013 as a pilot project and it became a permanent federal immigration program in 2018. Over its existence, the Canadian Start-Up Visa…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa: Innovation at the core of an application

May 29, 2020 – The start-up visa program has the ambition to attract entrepreneurs from all over the world if they wish to develop new innovative ideas in Canada. To facilitate their establishment in Canada, the Canadian government issues permanent…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa: Settlement Funds Requirements

May 28, 2020 – The Canadian Government does not provide financial support to immigrants settling in Canada with the start-up visa program. The person applying for permanent residence visa under the start-up visa program must prove that he has enough…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa

May 27, 2020 – Canada aims to attract smart, creative and dynamic entrepreneurs by granting Canadian permanent resident status through the start-up visa program. Entrepreneurs from all over the world are invited to develop their innovative and globally competitive businesses…

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